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College of Humanities and Social Sciences Adjunct Faculty



Title: College of Humanities and Social Sciences Adjunct Faculty

Employee Classification: Instructor

Hiring Range: Rank and salary will be commensurate with attained degree and related experience for faculty teaching/research

Agency: Virginia State University

Location: Virginia State University

Division: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Academic Unit: College of Humanities and Social Science

Department: College of Humanities and Social Science

Agency Website: www.vsu.edu

Job Summary/Basic Functions

Virginia State University (VSU), a public and comprehensive 1890 Land Grant institution and historically black college/university (HBCU) founded in 1882, is seeking qualified applicants for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Completed applications will undergo a continuous review process, and the department will contact qualified applicants for interviews as needed. VSU Course description can be found at https://www.vsu.edu/academics/academic-catalog.php

Adjunct-faculty primary responsibilities require them to teach up to 12 credit hours per semester in-person and/or online (both synchronous and asynchronous). VSU Faculty must provide and engage students during regular office hours to meet and promote student engagement and success. At VSU, where Greater Happens Here, we offer 36 undergraduate, 17 graduate, and 2 doctoral degree programs and 8 certificate programs across six academic colleges.)

Adjunct faculty appointments are limited to a one-year contract and will be considered for additional appointments upon review and need of the university and academic disciplines. Academicians with a keen interest in teaching opportunities within another college at VSU are strongly encouraged to apply directly to the respective job postings.

It is also a condition of employment that within thirty (30) days of hire, you are required to submit documentation to the hiring authority that you have the academic qualifications for the faculty position in which you are hired. Failure to comply with this documentation requirement and/or misrepresent your professional credentials in any manner may result in revocation of
your contract and/or termination of your faculty appointment with VSU.

Faculty rank eligibility will be reviewed and determined in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the VSU Faculty Handbook.

*Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S.
The College of Humanities and Social Science is home to the following academic departments:
• Department of Art & Design
• Department of History and Philosophy
• Department of Languages and Literature
• Department of Mass Communications
• Department of Military Science
• Department of Music
• Department of Political Science and Public Administration
• Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
• Department of Social Work

Minimum Qualifications

• Master's degree in teaching discipline from an accredited university; minimum of 18 graduate credits hours required.
• Teaching proficiency in the respective areas of interest.
• Demonstrated proficiency in engaging diverse and non-traditional students effectively.
• Ability to effectively promote and enhance the culturally and educationally diverse student populations.
• Proficiency and willingness to adapt and implement emerging pedagogies through traditional instruction and experiential learning methodologies.

Additional Considerations:

• Terminal (Doctoral degree) from an accredited university.
• Demonstrated record of teaching experience at the university level, including online instruction.
• Demonstrated proficiency and prior experience utilizing instructional technologies/learning management systems. (i.e. Banner/Blackboard).
• Demonstrated experience or ability to measure, assess, and align curricular outcomes with academic courses/programs.

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